On offer is a stunning heart-shaped serving dish made by the Crown Derby Porcelain Company between 1815 and 1825.

 

The Crown Derby Porcelain Company, later called Royal Crown Derby, is currently the oldest British porcelain factory still in production. Crown Derby was one of the most prominent potteries right from the start of English porcelain production in the mid 1700s to today. Their items are of exceptionally high quality and many of the designs have become iconic, particularly the Imari designs; many of these are still being made today. The marking at the bottom of the items indicates that the set was produced some time between 1815 and 1825.

 

These items were made in the Regency era. These heart shaped dishes formed part of large dessert services and were used to serve fruit, compote or trifle. Each service would have had two or three of these dishes to be passed around the table. The dish is wonderfully decorated with a broad rim of 'jewelled' dots in duck egg blue - these were applied in thick enamel paint have the dual function of both looking very beautiful and preventing any greasy fingers from letting the dish slip. In the centre of the dish is a beautiful hand painted sprig of "Bachelors Buttons". It is unclear what kind this is; this name is most often used for cornflowers, but these don't look like cornflowers. It is also sometimes used for Kerria Japonica and it looks much more like that, however this plant is usually yellow. Whatever kind the painter had in mind, it is extremely beautifully painted in a naturalistic way - including any small imperfections on the flower buds and leaves.

 

The name of the flowers is hand painted in red on the reverse, as well as the red Derby mark that was used between 1815 and 1825.

 

This item would look fabulous either on display or as a serving dish at a dinner table - it would make a terrific gift to an antiques lover.

 

CONDITION REPORT The dish is in excellent condition without any damage or crazing. There is some wear to the surface of the dish, most visibly to the blue band of jewelled dots (see last picture).

 

Please note that all items in my shop are of vintage or antique condition. They have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear. I will reflect any damage, repairs or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks and stains can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account.

 

There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.e. a nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can see with the eye; a hairline runs over the surface glazing but not the body of the item and a crack runs through the body of the item, usually weakening its structure. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures!

 

DIMENSIONS (diameters) 25cm (9 3/4") X 21cm (8 1/4").

 

SHIPPING Please note that shipping settings are accurate in most cases, but if you have a complex and/or international delivery requirement, costs may be different. Delivery times can vary greatly per country, and I will do anything I can to get the item to you within your required time - please do contact me for advice and costs for faster shipping options!

Heart shaped dish, pink named flower, Crown Derby ca 1820

SKU: A-DER15
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